In the greater Gallatin area, our agency serves families in Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan, Gateway, and Three Forks through our community-based programs.
Within this service area, we match adult volunteer mentors (Bigs) with local children (Littles). These matches spend time together outside school hours, enjoying activities once a week for a couple of hours. During these outings, they cultivate relationships that provide children with skills to manage everyday challenges.
We enroll children ages 5-15 into the program. Our services are free and provided to any child who wishes to have a mentor and can form a relationship with a mentor. There are no economic or family structure qualifiers.
In our Bozeman service area, we support our Bigs and Littles through two programs: "2-for-1 Deals" and Outdoor Explorers Mentoring Program (OEMP). (Read below for more information.) We also host a Match Appreciation Dinner for our matches every spring, during April (Volunteer Appreciation month). Deep thanks to Bozeman Tree, Lawn, & Landscape for sponsoring the dinner and their continued support of our work!